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[02/23/21 - 10:42 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Bachelor" Leads ABC to Demo Victory
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

Primetime Preliminary Fast National Nielsen Data
(includes all DVR playback through 3:00 am)

Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (2/22/21):

ABC (4.750 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) claimed the demo crown on Monday with its duo of "The Bachelor" (5.228 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) and "The Good Doctor" (3.796 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7).

FOX (5.883 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) was a close second with its pairing of "9-1-1" (6.538 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) and "9-1-1: Lone Star" (5.228 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3).

Next up was CBS (4.900 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) with its original lineup of "The Neighborhood" (5.741 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3), "Bob (Hearts) Abishola" (5.406 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5), "All Rise" (4.097 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10) and "Bull" (5.029 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10).

Meanwhile, NBC (2.664 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) offered up the Monday finales of "Ellen's Game of Games" (2.962 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7), another "Ellen's Game of Games" (2.662 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5) and "The Wall" (2.367 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7).

And finally, fresh installments of "All American" (0.751 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #12) and "Black Lightning" (0.379 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.1, #13) closed out the night on The CW (0.565 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - 9-1-1
0.00% - 9-1-1: Lone Star
0.00% - The Wall
0.00% - Black Lightning
-7.69% - The Bachelor
-11.11% - The Neighborhood (vs. 2/8/21)
-16.67% - The Good Doctor
-16.67% - Ellen's Game of Games
-20.00% - Bull (vs. 2/8/21)
-20.00% - All Rise (vs. 2/8/21)
-25.00% - Bob (Hearts) Abishola (vs. 2/8/21)
-33.33% - All American

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - 9-1-1: Lone Star (vs. Prodigal Son (Repeat))
+20.00% - Bob (Hearts) Abishola (vs. Bob (Hearts) Abishola (Repeat))
+14.29% - The Neighborhood (vs. The Neighborhood (Repeat))
+11.11% - 9-1-1 (vs. 9-1-1: Lone Star)
0.00% - Bull (vs. Bull (Repeat))
0.00% - All Rise (vs. All Rise (Repeat))
-33.33% - All American
-36.84% - The Bachelor
-37.50% - The Good Doctor
-44.44% - The Wall (vs. Little Big Shots)
-50.00% - Black Lightning
-60.00% - Ellen's Game of Games - 9:00 (vs. The Voice)
-66.67% - Ellen's Game of Games - 8:00 (vs. The Voice)


Here are the highlights of the 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (2/24/20):

ABC (6.383 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) was still the network to beat in demos on Monday with fresh installments from "The Bachelor" (6.790 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) and "The Good Doctor" (5.569 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #5).

NBC (7.606 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) had to settle for the silver with the return of "The Voice" (8.959 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) and "Little Big Shots" (4.900 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3).

Next up was FOX (3.744 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) with a new "9-1-1: Lone Star" (5.602 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3) and a repeat of "Prodigal Son" (1.886 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T8).

Meanwhile, CBS (4.368 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) opted for repeats of "The Neighborhood" (4.931 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #6), "Bob (Hearts) Abishola" (4.430 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #7), "All Rise" (4.101 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T8) and "Bull" (4.324 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T8).

And finally, The CW (0.700 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the night with originals from "All American" (0.768 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #11) and "Black Lightning" (0.631 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #12).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+5.56% - The Bachelor
0.00% - All American
0.00% - Black Lightning (vs. 2/10/20)
-11.11% - The Good Doctor
-25.00% - 9-1-1: Lone Star

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - Black Lightning (vs. Black Lightning (Repeat))
+50.00% - All American (vs. Arrow (Repeat))
+28.57% - 9-1-1: Lone Star (vs. The Masked Singer (Repeat))
+5.56% - The Bachelor
-25.00% - Little Big Shots (vs. The Enemy Within)
-27.27% - The Good Doctor
-28.57% - The Voice

Source: Nielsen Media Research, ShowBuzzDaily.com





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